Nelson Tasman Housing Trust

Our Vision

Everyone in our community has a safe, affordable and healthy home.

Our Mission

To grow, sustainably, our capacity, capability, influence and impact in community housing.

Our Purpose

To provide quality, affordable, healthy homes and services for people in need.


Since 2000, the Nelson region has been consistently one of the least affordable housing areas in New Zealand.  Increases in rents and home prices here have far surpassed increases in wages and benefits for a long time.


The Trust was established in 2004 as a community response to declining housing affordability in Nelson and Tasman. We work alongside the New Zealand Government, local Councils, and many other community agencies to improve access to good quality, affordable housing for people on low incomes.


NTHT currently owns and manages 44 rental properties in Nelson and Tasman. In addition, NTHT provides housing advice, monitors housing need and administers the Warmer Healthier Homes insulation scheme. 


NTHT is no longer accepting applications for the NCC pensioner units because the ownership and management of these units will transfer to Kainga Ora in Feb 2021. To apply for a unit, you must now contact MSD on 0800 559 009 and request a ‘housing assessment’. MSD will then ring you back and conduct a telephone interview to understand all aspects of your housing needs. Once MSD approves you for their Housing Register then you will be on the waitlist for Kainga Ora (formerly Housing NZ). 


Our Partners

We appreciate our productive relationships with:

Contact Info

Open Hours:

Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm




03 546 9568

0800 266 325



Trafalgar House, 329 Trafalgar Square East, Nelson (corner of Selwyn Place and Trafalgar Square East) we're between Atelier Gallery and SASH


Postal address:

PO Box 140

Nelson 7040